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One of the next projects on the BtB to do list involves contacting all the promoters of weird, experimental and improvised music we can think of so we can help publicise their shows on the forum, blog and gig calendar.
The secondary gain of compiling such a list is that this topic could also act as a resource for people looking to tour.
So... who are Bang the Bore's counterparts throughout the rest of the UK?
Starting with Leeds:
Termite Club (if it ever starts again)
The Spin Off
London (to start):
The Klinker (inactive for a year but back soon)
Upset the Rhythm
Small but Perfectly formed
Music We'd like to Hear
Soundfjord (also gallery)
Sound and Music (national, usually works in partnership)
Mie Music (www.miemusic.co.uk)
Golden Lab Records (on facebook i think)
Newcastle (+ nationwide)
Singing Knives (www.singingknivesrecords.co.uk)
Grind Sight Open Eye
Colour Out of Space
A couple of the promoters I've listed only book the occasional weird band... might be worth asking people to only post an event if at least 50% of the bands on the bill are either experimental and/or improvised (I'm working to something like the Michael Nyman definition of experimental). That might sound too prescriptive... I just don't want the forum spammed with rock promoters and there needs to be a simple way for people to know what kind of events we promote. The alternative is to not invite those particular promoters to take part...
(This is already a good exercise, innit? Nice to see all this info up in one place)
The Kazimer (also a venue)
Oxford Contemporary Music
Oxford Improvisers (New Music Oxford)
I'm probably going to try to contact all the relevant people on this list over the next week to ten days. Any more for any more?
Karl M V Waugh
Spirit Of Gravity
& me (if I get back into the habit again)
tatty seaside town (larger bands)
"whatever duncan calls himself"
In my Nottingham days 'Damn You!' used to put on some awesome shows. Not sure how active they currently are though. Also Johnny Scarr used to put on predominantly noise shows under the 'mantile' guise.
Here in Cardiff: Shape Functions, Lesson No.1 and Joy Collective put on shows of varying experimental mindedness.
Also, myself and some friends had a stalled start to promoting mainly experimental/improvised stuff last year. We booked PartWildHorsesManeOnBothSides and plan to get the ball rolling again later this year. We call ourselves 'The Rusty Trombone of God'.
Do freenoise still organise shows in Sheffield?
Colour Out of Space -
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit of Gravity -
Kev Kilter - www.myspace.com/trainofthoughtradio
Wrong Music - www.myspace.com/wrong_music
Duncan Harrison - www.myspace.com/duncanharrisonspace
Tatty Seaside Town - www.myspace.com/tattyseasidetown
Qu Junktions -
Grind Sight Open Eye -
Dialogues Festival -
Giant Tank -
Radio Black Forest -
Harmonic Rooms -
Contact form on site
The Spin Off -
British Wildlfe -
Luke Lanterns -
lanterns [at] lanternsmusic [dot] co [dot] uk
Crack Zombie - www.myspace.com/crackzombie
Bluecoat Gallery -
The Kazimer -
Drones Club -
info AT dronesclub.org.uk
input < AT > kosmische.org
Transient Constellations - http://www.transientconstellations.co.uk/
Gravid Hands - www.myspace.com/gravidhands
Noise=Noise - http://www.ryanjordan.org/noise=noise.html
ryan-jordan [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk
OpenLab - http://www.pawfal.org/openlab/
OpenLab contact page - http://www.pawfal.org/openlab/get-in-contact/
Colour Ride - http://colourride.blogspot.com/
COLOURRIDE AT GOOGLEMAIL DOT COM
Gluerooms - http://www.gluerooms.com/event.htm and http://www.gluerooms.com/glueroomlinks.htm
Kämmer Klang - -http://kammer-klang.blogspot.com/
Music We'd Like To Hear - http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/
Soundfjord - http://www.nodel.org/venue/soundfjord
Sound and Music - http://soundandmusic.org/
Third Ear - http://www.thirdear.co.uk/
The Klinker - http://www.klinkerzoundz.com/
Upset the Rhythm - http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/
Small But Perfectly Formed - http://smabpf.blogspot.com/
Boat-ting - http://www.boat-ting.co.uk/
Mopomoso - http://www.mopomoso.com/
FlimFlam - http://flimflam.org.uk/
Contact form on site
Mie Music - http://www.miemusic.co.uk/
Golden Lab Records - http://goldenlabrecords.wordpress.com/home/
The Noise Upstairs - www.thenoiseupstairs.com
No-Fi - http://www.no-fi.org.uk/
Damn You! - www.myspace.com/damnyounotts
Johnny Scarr - www.myspace.com/johnnyscarr
Oxford Contemporary Music - http://www.ocmevents.org/ocm/index.seam
Pindrop Performances - www.myspace.com/pindropperformances
Oxford Improvisers - http://www.oxfordimprovisers.com/oxfordimprovisers/home.aspx
Shndg - http://shndg.wordpress.com/
I Hate Your Favourite - http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-hate-your-favorite/157281140990932?sk=info
The Warrior Squares - http://www.warriorsquares.co.uk/
Singing Knives - http://www.singingknivesrecords.co.uk/
Freenoise - www.freenoise.co.uk
Ejector Seat - http://ejectorseatarts.blogspot.com/
Bang the Bore – www.bangthebore.org
The Nob Out Room - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6941617109
Sorted. Feel free to cut, paste, use and abuse as you see fit.
Any that we've missed... just shout and we'll update.
has anyone had any experience of the oxfordshire groups mentioned
i really would like to get some gigs locally but never really being (dont take this as insulting) of the wire material and wonder if there all abit above me wondered if there down to earth or wether they would just look at me as someone making noise ?? sorry if this sounds all very insulting i do just think of myself as a lowly musican that just enjoys what i do
I've done things with all of them in different capacities. They're all pretty open minded, pindrop will probably be more open to putting on new acts, although they're starting to put a few bigger acts on now. Oxford improvisers are more of a loose group of people that play free improvised music. They meet fairly regularly and they're open to new people, but it depends on whether your style of playing fits in with what they're doing.
Probably worth going to a gig or two and seeing whether if it's your thing and saying hello to the promoter
thanks for all the info, people...
Geoff from Spirit of Gravity just contacted me to update a few names on this list... so I've now added I Hate Your Favourite (Portsmouth) and Safehouse and Warrior Squares for the Brighton & St. Leonards area.
Once we're satisfied that we've got enough names to be approaching comprehensive we should think about plotting all these points out on Google maps. It might help people coming from overseas who want to plot tour routes...
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Nice one killblinton - that's been added.
Couple more London ones (from facebook people)
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